Workout #8 (Chest/back)

I didn't get up this morning at 4 AM.  I felt nauseous for most of the night for some reason and when 4 AM rolled around, I felt like the gym would be anti-productive.  However, I did head to the gym once I got home this afternoon.

Today was chest/back day and I did pretty good today.  I lifted a total of 16,410 pounds compared to the 12,180 pounds from a week ago.  I've gradually upped the weight on the bench press, although I'm still 50 pounds below my peak.  I managed to do three sets of flat bench presses today as well as three sets of decline presses.  I got in another 100 crunches, although that last set of 40 was a doozy.

I do plan on being up at 4 AM tomorrow and into the gym for cardio by 5 AM.

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Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.